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Re: Staff Help with pitching up a tent

Unread post by barryels » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:50 am

Dear Nimrod,

I don't think that this will be possible, because it does not form part of their job description.

Fellow campers normally help if need be :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Staff Help with pitching up a tent

Unread post by isinkwe » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:53 pm

Nimrod
You will find that fellow campers/caravanners will not let another battle with setting up. Its in a campers/ caravanners nature to help out when we see people battling. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :D
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Re: Staff Help with pitching up a tent

Unread post by Nimrod » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:58 pm

I hope so coz the tent is heavy.

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Re: Staff Help with pitching up a tent

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:09 pm

Don't forget to fly your yellow ribbon, Nimrod :D
Am sure fellow forumites will see and help you and as Barryels and Isinkwe said, campers are special and friendly people 8)
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Re: Staff Help with pitching up a tent

Unread post by funguye » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:38 pm

That depends of course how entertaining it is to watch for a bit :P Just kidding! Just fumble about and look confused, help will be quick to get. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by funguye » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:44 pm

BarryEls, do you know if the card machines at Nossob and Mata Mata are operational yet? Going there next week and wondering if I should be taking a big wad of cash for fuel and fresh bread. Going for a week and bit, so may need to plan carefully around cash...
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:30 pm

I don't have recent experience but. when we were there in May 2015, we used South African garage card for fuel. The shops only took cash.

Remember the remoteness - signal can be down, so take some cash. However one time at Nossob signal was down and they just wrote it down to put through later!
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by barryels » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:49 am

funguye wrote:BarryEls, do you know if the card machines at Nossob and Mata Mata are operational yet? Going there next week and wondering if I should be taking a big wad of cash for fuel and fresh bread. Going for a week and bit, so may need to plan carefully around cash...


Dear funguye,

There are currently only card facilities available in the shops at Twee Rivieren. The park is still struggling to get Telkom lines live and ready at Nossob and Mata Mata.

I personally don't use my card for fuel, however reading comments of hippotragus there are card facilities for fuel.

I suggest that you have some cash available for your trip next week.

Enjoy the trip and remember to give us feedback through a trip report on the forums when you are back home :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by funguye » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks for the responses. We reckoned that we'll just have cash anyway.

And thanks to everyone posting here for the info. I've been there, but 10+ years ago, so I am super excited. From this forum I was able to get to know the animals already, where they've been spotted and even their names to ID them. It's going to be an amazing 2 weeks there. I hope I get to spot the animals and birds on my list and I really hope I get to make some plaster moulds of leopard and lion tracks!
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by katanga » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:31 am

i know from my last trip 2 years ago that I was able to use my debit card for fuel at all 3 fuels stations in the park.

I didn't try using the card in the shops.

Is it still the case on being able to use cards for fuel?

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:50 am

katanga,

December month we used our debit cards in Mata Mata and Nossob :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by kyknetta » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:23 pm

:D
You Lucky ones to go the Kgalagadi after the rains!
We were there the 2nd week in January, when it was still very dry.
We always use a Petrol card or a Credit Card at Nossob, TweeRivieren and Mata-Mata.
No Problems at all.
There is a small ATM in the shop at TweeRivieren as well
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by katanga » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:16 pm

Thanks LionQueen and Kyknetta

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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by minettest » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:41 am

We are planning trip for 2017 as we going to kruger this year. What the best time to visit kgalagadi? Keep in mind we will be camping
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Re: Kgalagadi- Questions and Answers

Unread post by barryels » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:29 am

minettest wrote:We are planning trip for 2017 as we going to kruger this year. What the best time to visit kgalagadi? Keep in mind we will be camping


My suggestion would be to read through the topics under the heading "Topics on weather in KTP" that you will find in the index Here. This will give you an idea what the weather and temperatures are in KTP during the year :thumbs_up: .

Enjoy the planning :D .
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